Maththala Airport first phase to be completed this yearArticle No 5369
Posted on May 25, 2010 by Writer
by A. Waidyasekera, Ambalantota Corr.
The Maththala Airport Project would cost US $ 200 million and the construction work of the first phase will be completed this year, Airport and Aviation services CEO Yohan Jayaratne told The Island.
He said although 2,000 hectares had been allocated for the construction of the airport only 800 hectares will be developed at the initial stage.
The main aim of the airport is to support development of the Hambantota region and adjoining districts.
He said the airport project would be a catalyst for the development of Hambantota and adjoining district.